Powerful Wi-Fi 6 for Smaller Spaces: Introducing the MR28 & MR78

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tmastrangelo
Meraki Alumni (Retired)

Powerful Wi-Fi 6 for Smaller Spaces: Introducing the MR28 & MR78

Have you been waiting to upgrade your entry-level Wi-Fi 5 access points with the latest generation of Wi-Fi? 

 

Do you need operation in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum? Perhaps in support of IoT or other devices?  

 

Do you want to offer your users consistent throughput in a dense environment with wider coverage, increased reliability and reduced disconnections?  

 

Do you want to improve the battery life of your Wi-Fi devices, such as IoT? 

 

If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, then we have some GREAT news for you. 

 

Introducing powerful Wi-Fi 6 for Smaller Spaces: MR28 & MR78

We are excited to announce the orderability of the MR28 and MR78, our new general purpose Wi-Fi 6 cloud managed wireless access points.

 

And we have even better news if you are looking to upgrade your existing MR20 and/or MR70 Wi-Fi 5 access points. The MR28 and MR78 use the same form factor and mounting as previous generation MR20 and MR70.

 

Optimized for retail, SMB and hospitality segments, these small, but mighty Wi-Fi 6 access points are suitable for any environment that needs low to medium density coverage - both indoors and outdoors!  In addition, the integrated Bluetooth radio offers the opportunity to support new applications and different use cases to provide an enhanced user experience.

 

The Details: 

Rounding out our Wi-Fi 6 portfolio, the Meraki MR28 and MR78 are high-performance 2x2:2 dual band 802.11ax wireless access points and the ideal solutions to provide powerful, cloud-managed Wi-Fi 6 in smaller spaces. 

 

Supporting all the Meraki wireless features you know and love, these new Wi-Fi 6 indoor (MR28) and outdoor (MR78) access points also offer the following:

 

  • 1.5 Gbps aggregate frame rate
  • Integrated 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) radio with Beacon and BLE scanning support
  • POE or DC Powered
  • 1 Gbps Ethernet port


Upgrade today!

 

MR28 Product Information: https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/MR_Overview_and_Specifications/MR28_Datasheet

 

MR78 Product Information

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/MR_Overview_and_Specifications/MR78_Datasheet

 

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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Awesome, thanks for the update @tmastrangelo 

Regards/Inder
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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Awesome, thanks for the update @tmastrangelo 

Regards/Inder
Cisco IT Blogs awarded in 2020 & 2021
www.thenetworkdna.com
Richard
Comes here often

Whats the performance difference between MR36 and MR28 - specs look very similar except for 1.7Gbps on 36 and 1.5Gbps on MR28

Richard
Comes here often

Ok I found out

MR28 has no dedicated security radio so does opportunistic WIDS/WIPS scanning when data radios are not busy

Throughput of 1.5G rather than 1.7 which is not a big deal

So, looks like good entry level AP

tmastrangelo
Meraki Alumni (Retired)

Thanks Richard - you found the golden ticket.  That is correct, the MR28 does not have the dedicated WIDS/WIPS scanning radio that is part of the MR36.  And yes, the MR28 is targeted for entry level deployments.

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